It is surely the wrong moment to start a new topic but I'd like to throw something in the group.
We have redecorated our living room and my wife insisted on having our sideboard in the living again.
So I did my thing and placed my Project Debut Carbon with Ortofon red element and old Technics amp on the sideboard.
My wife approved it - we both like it - how it looks and to listen to the relative warm sound of records. Its looks perfect.
I've listened to many, many records over the last 2 weeks and it has given a different perspective to me on some music which is great. I've for the first time in my life enjoyed Mahler. That is something for a Bach addict (or should I say addikt here).
However we enjoy it, the quality of sound - not the enjoyment - is way behind my Supernait 1 based setup.
So before I spend more on the vinyl setup, I have a question.
I noticed that dynamics on vinyl often lead to noise. I would say 'grey' noise. A scratchy sound. It is like the neelde cannot follow the groove or so. Is this caused by dirt on the (visually clean) records?
Or is this a matter of getting a better element or higher up the rank turntable?
Of all the turntables I've heared in my life, my lowly Project Debut Carbon is probably the best so I don't have a vinyl reference. Digital is just so much more clean.